Topics :: Anti-transgender violence

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Mother of Murdered Trans Teen Seeks Financial Help

NATIONAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jan 2
The mother of slain transgender teen Gwen Araujo, whose murder over a decade ago played a huge part in advancing transgender rights, is struggling financially and has launched an online crowdfunding campaign.

Violence and Visibility

NATIONAL | By Steve Weinstein | Dec 28
2015 saw a surge in anti-trans murders. Top elected officials and transgender men and women themselves have been sounding the alarm.

Leaders Gather in Chicago to Address Violence Against Transgender Community

CRIME | By EDGE | Mar 27
On March 27-28, transgender and gender nonconforming leaders from across the country will gather in Chicago to connect across regions, share solutions, and build upon national strategies that address the physical and structural violence transgenders face

Man Sentenced to 4 Years for Stabbing Trans Girl on D.C. Train

CRIME | Mar 12
A Maryland man has been sentenced to more than 4 years in prison after prosecutors say he stabbed a transgender girl on a transit train in the nation's capital.

Brooklyn Man Arrested for Killing Trans Woman Islan Nettles

CRIME | By EDGE | Mar 4
Harlem prosecutors have indicted a man they believe is responsible for the 2013 savage beating death of Islan Nettles, a 21-year-old transgender fashion company intern.

Murder of LA Transwoman Marks a Dozen This Year

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 18
The Los Angeles Police Department are investigating the murder of Deshawnda Sanchez, who was shot and killed in South Los Angeles on December 3. The murder marks a dozen transgender people murdered this year.

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Trans Lives Do Matter

CULTURE | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Nov 20
"Trans lives do matter," Veronika Fimbres told SFGN. The registered nurse is a leading transgender advocate - she was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors at San Francisco Pride.

November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 20
Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual observation on November 20 that honors the memories of those people whose lives were lost due to anti-transgender violence. Go out and march against this violence.

Laverne Cox Shares Her Story for Trans Awareness Week

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 13
From November 14-20, individuals and organizations around the country will participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues these communities face.

High HIV, Imprisonment Among Transwomen

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 29
In recent years, there has been a growing body of evidence that transgender women have disproportionately high rates of HIV infection and substance use, as well as unemployment, poverty, violence, victimization and discrimination.

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